To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining an established double entry commercial-type accounting system
- Compiling, preparing, and verifying a detailed reporting system on a timely basis including informative reports disclosing all essential financial facts of station operations
- Advising management of any apparent violations of the Anti-Deficiency Act
- Serving as the technical advisor to financial managers and station management which involves solving technical accounting problems
- Alerting the Chief Accountant to all out-of-line financial situations
There is no educational substitution for the GS-11 level.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.
KSA 1 Professional knowledge of accounting theories, practices, methods and techniques and agency regulations and guidelines
KSA 2 - Ability to analyze accounting systems to ensure integrity of data and compliance with agency regulations and guidelines
KSA 3 - Ability to maintain accounting records using a computerized system
KSA 4 - Demonstrated ability to apply, interpret, and implement accounting and financial policy, procedures, reports, legislation and regulations
KSA 5 - Ability to communicate orally and in writing on a wide range of technical and administrative matters. (special reports, position papers, legislation, regulations, justifications, testimony, briefings, and routine correspondence
KSA 6 - Knowledge of conventional accounting theories, practices, methods and techniques necessary to explore and resolve a wide variety of complex issues and problems
KSA 7 - Knowledge of appropriations law
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.